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2 hrs ago | Star Tribune

Minnesota health officials educate community about Ebola

Kellita Whisnant wiped away tears during a prayer service in Robbinsdale on Sunday. The Ebola outbreak feels close for many Minnesota families.

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Related Topix: Minnesota Government

3 hrs ago | TwinCities

Red River diversion group tries to calm waters with letter

Opponents of a nearly $2 billion Red River flood control project that would mostly benefit North Dakota's largest city, Fargo, have enlisted the support of two powerful allies, including Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton. Dayton and another Minnesota Democrat, state Rep. Paul Marquart, have thrown their lot in with upstream residents who are unhappy that the diversion plans call for a holding area that would flood farmland, buildings and cemeteries in times when the channel is needed to protect 200,000 residents in the Fargo and Moorhead, Minnesota area.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Dayton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Governors, Moorhead, MN

5 hrs ago | Star Tribune

St. Anthony: A 24-year-old with roots in the trade plans a hotel downtown

Hotel developers Minesh Patel, left, and Harshal Patel have acquired the foreclosed Federal Plaza for $1 million and plan to convert it to a 40-plus room boutique hotel. Federal Plaza is a century-old building in downtown Minneapolis.

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Related Topix: University of Minnesota

10 hrs ago | CBS Local

In Gov Race, Different Views On Incentive Programs

Bursting at the seams, executives at surgical device maker Cardiovascular Systems Inc. knew they needed to double their physical space and double their workforce. The big question was where.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Dayton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, New Brighton, MN, US Governors, Hennepin County, MN, Dayton, MN

14 hrs ago | Valley News Live

Some businesses still skeptical of service dogs

"Can my dog meet your dog?" the other shopper asked. "No, sir," she said. "This is a service dog."

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Related Topix: Medicine, Diabetes, Health, US Politics, Mark Dayton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Minnesota Government, US Governors

17 hrs ago | CBS Local

Local Defense Attorney: Peterson Case 'Questionable' For Both Sides

With so much at stake for Peterson, a local defense attorney, who is not affiliated with this case, weighed in on how the prosecution and defense will move forward. When a grand jury indicted Adrian Peterson on charges of child abuse, corporal punishment also became a key factor in the case.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

21 hrs ago | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Same-sex marriage heading for Supreme Court vote?

Both sides in the gay marriage debate agree on one thing: It's time for the Supreme Court to settle the matter. The emerging consensus makes it likely that the justices soon will agree to take up the question of whether the Constitution forbids states from defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman.

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Related Topix: US News, Anthony Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Gay/Lesbian, University of Minnesota

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Star Tribune

New Minnesota sprinkler law dismays developers, delights firefighters

Large, newly built homes throughout Minnesota will come with an added feature next year - whether their owners want it or not. A state mandate requiring indoor sprinklers in new homes 4,500 square feet and larger goes into effect in January.

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Related Topix: Fire, Shakopee, MN, Home Listing, Home

Star Tribune

Ellison tells White House to work with local communities to curb radicalization

To counter ISIL tactics, we need “to engage with the local community,” said U.S. Rep Keith Ellison. Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison, who represents a sizable Muslim community in his Minneapolis district, has a message for Obama administration officials: Work with the locals during this time of unrest in the Middle East.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Keith Ellison, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Senator Al Franken, US Senate, Amy Klobuchar, Minnesota Government

Star Tribune

Minnesota farmers beg officials to fix rail problems

A BNSF train waits on the tracks in Becker, Minn. The government is monitoring the operations of BNSF Railway and Canadian Pacific, the main rail carriers in the area.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Al Franken, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Amy Klobuchar, Minnesota Government, Becker, MN, Senator Heidi Heitkamp

Stars and Stripes

Lakefield woman honored as Veterans Voices recipient

A Lakefield woman and Iraq war veteran was honored Thursday as one of 30 Minnesota recipients of the Veterans Voices award. The award, established in 2013, recognizes military personnel and veterans who have served their country honorably, are thriving and making extraordinary contributions to their communities across the state.

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Related Topix: Lakefield, MN, Life, Veteran Affairs, Nobles County, MN, Family, Kids, University of Minnesota

Hispanic Business

Minnesota GOP: Governor Dayton Killing Energy in Minnesota

This decision hurts campaign is the only one benefiting from this decision as the liberal extremists come forward to thank him and line his campaign coffers. should be ashamed of his administration and demand that this project move forward for the benefit of all Minnesotans."

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Related Topix: Minnesota Government

Marshall Independent

Old haunts and spooky stories told in Ivanhoe

Wether or not you believe in ghosts, they make for good stories, and that's exactly what paranormal researcher and author Chad Lewis brought to the Ivanhoe Library on Friday morning. Lewis gave a presentation about the folklore and history of haunted places in Minnesota to a group of local residents gathered in the basement of the Ivanhoe City Building.

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Related Topix: Supernatural

Fri Sep 12, 2014

St. Cloud Times

Your Turn: Minnesota needs to be welcoming to veteransYour Turn:...

Your Turn: Minnesota needs to be welcoming to veterans State's tax laws should be changed so it's a more enticing Check out this story on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/opinion/2014/09/12/turn-minnesota-needs-welcoming-veterans/15547291/ Retirees across the nation know every penny counts when you are living on a fixed income. In Minnesota, retirees also are learning fast that making their dollars stretch further is getting harder to do these days.

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Related Topix: Minnesota Government, Pension, US News, Opinion

Twin Cities Daily Planet

What's with the blue tanks in Minneapolis?

Contaminated rain water in tanks awaits what to do with it, at the former Superior Plating site. Photo by Mike Madison.

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Related Topix: Weather

Star Tribune

Minnesota has built a few bridges to China

The vision dates to James J. Hill in the 1800s but took hold in the late 20th century with trade deals and cultural and student exchanges. Vice President Walter Mondale and Chinese Vice premier Deng Xiaoping exchanged cultural and hydroelectric agreements after a signing ceremony in Beijing on Aug. 28, 1979.

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Related Topix: World News, China, Asia, Minnesota Government, Opinion

St. Cloud Times

Cover the plants, frost possible in Central Minnesota

Cover the plants, frost possible in Central Minnesota Frost advisory is in place from 3-8 a.m. Saturday Check out this story on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/news/local/2014/09/12/cover-plants-frost-possible-central-minnesota/15526245/ It includes Stearns, Benton, Sherburne, Todd, Morrison and Wright counties. A frost advisory means that frost is possible and sensitive outdoor plants might be killed if left uncovered.

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KSTP

Hospitals See Surge in Kids' Breathing Problems

Hospitals in the Twin Cities say they've been unusually busy treating children with severe respiratory problems that match the symptoms of an uncommon virus that's sickened children in at least a dozen Midwest states. The Minnesota Department of Health says it still has not confirmed the presence of enterovirus 68 in the state.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, Minnesota Government, Nursing, Medicine

KSTP

Fatal Crash Reported in Forest Lake

The Minnesota State Patrol says the crash happened between a 2013 Chevrolet Silverado, a 2001 BMW Z3 and a third vehicle around 5:48 a.m. on eastbound Highway 97 and Iden Avenue. Those involved were 28-year-old Jesse Stewart, 20-year-old Andrew Peterson, and Matthew Radloff, age unknown.

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City Pages

Fed Up With Minnesota Laws, Barley John's to Open Brewery in Wisconsin

When the much publicized Taproom Bill, or Surly Bill, passed in 2011, it gave the green light for a brewing boom in Minnesota. But for John Moore, co-owner of Barley John's Brew Pub in New Brighton, it was the final insult after years of striving for legislative action that would allow his business to expand locally.

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Related Topix: Beer, Drink

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